YFE launches My TV Toonz channel in Africa


Your Family Entertainment is launching a version of kids channel Fix&Foxi for sub-Saharan Africa on the MyTV platform owned by technology provider Strong.

The channel, My TV Toonz, will have a blend of 2D, CGI animated and live action shows for kids and their families with classic characters, first run and new shows, and will air in English.

Content to be included for September includes Japanese pre-school show Yoko! Jakamoko! Toto!.

MyTV is a low-cost DTH pay TV service targeted at English speaking Africa, with amix of mostly Nigerian channels, and airs on the Eutelsat 16A satellite at 16° East.

“It is a pleasure to add this important partnership with My TV to the growing global distribution of Fix&Foxi Channel and we are sure that it will become a very popular and valued addition to the platform for kids and families across the Sub-Saharan Africa region,” said Paul Robinson, EVP International Channels at Your Family Entertainment.

“We are confident that My TV Toonz will prove hugely successful! It is a great addition to My TV Smart’s channel line-up, giving younger viewers access to quality edutainment,” said Carine Mouawad, My TV Head of Programming.
Source: DigitalTV Europe 2 September 2015